Media frenzy forcing Sania-Shoaib to venture out only at nightApril 29th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.29 (ANI): Hauled by the media and local people in Lahore, the newly wedded sports couple Sania Mirza and Shoaib Akhtar have been forced to venture out in the city only at night.
Sania said that though she is enjoying visiting places in the city during nights, she wants to walk out in the day as well.
“We are having to come out at night to visit the city owing to media hype. I enjoyed a lot the nocturnal view of the city. I want to walk in the daylight as well”, Sania said.
The India Tennis star said she is loving the Pakistani cuisine and having a great time shopping, but is upset by the media glare and all the ‘negative’ stories being circulated about her marriage functions.
Sania outrightly rejected reports regarding the invitation cards of their ‘walima’ reception being sold for hefty amounts, saying such stories were nothing but ‘laughable’.
The sports couple has appealed to the Pakistani media to stop intruding into their private life and respect their privacy.
Since their arrival in Pakistan, fans and media have hounded the sports couple, following them everywhere in the country.
“The media needs masala (spice) but it must behave in a way that our personal life does not get affected,” Sania had said earlier, adding that she was surprised over the media frenzy over her wedding.”It is not like ours is a great big love story,” she added.
Shoaib also recorded his protest against the heightened media glare over the wedding, saying the media should not have sensationalised his marriage.
“Due to the continuous media glare, I and Sania will not able to live like a normal couple. Besides being a husband, I have to play the role of a security guard,” said Shoaib. (ANI)
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